Nov. 18, 2020
'2Connect is a concept mapping tool. It can support a writer with planning, be used to organise and present ideas or as a means to collaboratively collect ideas. The tool gives you the ability to import pictures and sounds, record your own audio, add notes and insert hyperlinks. At a simple click of the 'Show Story' button, the writer can type while looking at their completed concept map. They can also press the 'Start' button and present their argument or findings, in a way different from more well-known ways. Find more examples here.
Nov. 16, 2020
Having fun in the classroom is essential for good results and to foster a love of learning in young children. Mashcams is a hilarious way to get key information across without the child even realising they are learning valuable content and skills.
Nov. 10, 2020
Every year, over a thousand people are killed and many thousands more are seriously injured on Australian roads. National Road Safety Week is an annual initiative from the Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Group that looks to highlight the impact of road trauma and ways to reduce it. Their daily themes during the week, illustrated through animations, include taking a pledge, slowing down and shining your lights. They encourage people to get involved and show their support for safer roads by displaying a yellow ribbon or sticker on your car, motorbike, truck or bicycle.
Road Safety Week is an ideal time to run road safety lessons and assemblies or launch a campaign for safer local streets.
Nov. 9, 2020
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is the biggest festival in the Hindu calendar and is celebrated in October or November each year. This year celebrations fall on Saturday 14th November. Here at 2Simple, we are celebrating Diwali with several resources you can use on Purple Mash. We are celebrating light and colour and invite your class to be creative and get involved.